by Julia Ellison, House Tipster
The kitchen plays a very important role in bringing together the family. Modern homes have to be equipped with the modern furnishings and fixtures in order to make everyone feel comfortable. Here are essential features to improve the value of your kitchen:
Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks
Kitchen sinks that incorporate both functionality and design are available in a variety of styles and finishes. One of the key reasons that stainless steel kitchen sinks are trending is because they’re extremely easy to clean and maintain. This type of sink is sleek and elegant because of its glossy stainless steel look. It has a smooth chrome appearance, which is ideal for any kitchen countertops, whether they’re granite, marble or quartz. Also, these kitchen sinks are very durable and can take a lot of high traffic without being damaged.
Engineered and Hardwood Flooring
Engineered hardwood floors aren’t difficult to install. The installation process can be carried out both on existing hardwood and imperfect sub floors. It’s advisable that you have a professional install them so you get the best results. They are extremely durable and are made of several layers of hardwood which are then glued together with a high-density fiberboard. Also, they don’t need a plywood subfloor in order to install. Engineered hardwood can be installed in several ways, such as glue, stapling etc. In most cases this type of flooring is much less expensive than hardwood flooring.
Hardwood flooring is a gorgeous flooring option for your home. It consists fully of hardwood and isn’t made of layers like engineered flooring. This type of flooring can be sanded and refinished to keep its beautiful glossy and cozy look. Often, hardwood is easier to repair than engineered hardwood if there are scratches or stains on your floor. However, it’s very susceptible to damage if you live in a high moisture area or consistently have flooding. Hardwood can’t withstand water as much as engineered flooring.
Ultimately, deciding between engineered and hardwood flooring depends on your budget as well as the design of your kitchen. Also, it’s key to consider whether it pays to install hardwood flooring in your kitchen because if your flooring is consistently getting damaged due to stains it will be pricey to properly maintain your floor. Both types of flooring are stunning and can add a lot of value to your kitchen.
To protect the environment, it’s best if you use energy efficient lights in your kitchen. These energy saving lights include LED bulbs, compact fluorescent lights and halogen bulbs. These types of fixtures have their own unique advantages. For example, halogen lights normally last three times longer than normal lights we are used to. You might want to do a bit of researching to see which type will give you the most benefits without spending a lot of money.
Pick beautiful and appropriate kitchen cabinets
One of the things that improves the aesthetic value of your kitchen is the cabinets. There are several ready to assemble kitchen cabinets that you can buy in the market. It depends on your kitchen style as well as your budget when looking for the best cabinets for your kitchen. A possible option is classic white cabinets or you can be more modern or contemporary with mahogany or maple kitchen cabinets.
Paint the area with relaxing colors
Another way to keep your kitchen beautiful and relaxing at the same time is by painting the area with soft colors like light blue, yellow, pink or the classic black and white look. When you have warm and light colors around you, you’ll be more inspired to cook and your kitchen will look more welcoming and bright.
Check Your Kitchen Appliances
To keep your kitchen looking beautiful you should always invest in good quality appliances. It can ruin the appeal of your kitchen and it will make it harder to cook and entertain if one of your appliances isn’t functioning the way it should. Before buying an appliance for your kitchen you should research it and find out if it’s prone to certain issues or has a warranty in case there’s a problem with the appliance. If your budget allows, you should invest in stainless steel appliances because they can offer a sleek look to your kitchen.
A kitchen is considered one of the most important rooms in a home because it’s where many people socialize and enjoy their meals. Make your kitchen inviting and more eye-catching with some minor changes. It’s surprising how a few minor changes can have such a lasting impact on your kitchen. By keeping your kitchen up to date you’ll love cooking and having guests over.
If you’re purchasing stainless steel appliances, consider a chrome faucet as a centerpiece for your kitchen. Modern faucets go far beyond what most homeowners expect, featuring state-of-the-art technology while keeping up with the latest décor trends. A functional but contemporary faucet is a must have for any kitchen upgrade.